Best Japanese restaurants in Edinburgh

Best Japanese restaurants in Edinburgh

Where to get your sushi, nigiri, sashimi and ramen noodles in Auld Reekie


With a range of eateries offering everything from fine dining experiences to tiny grab-and-go takeaways, Japanese food has never been more accessible. You can feed your soul with a rich tonkotsu ramen or seek out the more unusual flavours of hamachi, sea urchin or Wagyu beef, all within the city centre.

Maki & Ramen
All four branches of this local independent chain are worth a visit, especially the flagship in Fountainbridge which serves a full menu of Japanese hits with excellent sushi.

Soul Sushi
Eat in, take out or order for delivery – a gem offering the convenience of grab and go with the mastery of restaurant sushi chefs.

Elevating the sushi scene in Edinburgh, serving harder to find cuts like o-toro and Wagyu imported from Japan and served with exceptional skill and flair.

A Yamato
11 Lochrin Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9QJ
High-end, intimate Japanese spot with rare offerings of wagyu beef and o-toro tuna, as well as an extensive sake menu.
B Maki & Ramen
75 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BZ
There's no escaping the action here: all the seats are at the sushi bar which serves excellent sushi and sashimi along with small plates and sake.
C Soul Sushi
126 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH9 9EH
City centre gem for quality grab and go or sit-in sushi.